Tšutšulupa returns to Liphakoe
SOUTH African coach Thabo Tšutšulupa, who made a shock return to his Liphakoe job early this month, says he came back on condition that the club’s management improves the way it conducts business.
Liphakoe announced through a statement last month that they had part ways with the former Kaizer Chiefs development team coach after a one-year stint with the Quthing outfit.
However, the divorce was short-lived as the team released another statement early this month that they had resolved their differences with the gaffer and he would be with team this season.
Tšutšulupa, who joined Liphakoe a week before the commencement of the 2018/19 season, led the team to a top eight finish for the first time since re-promotion in the 2014/15 season.
The coach told the Sunday Express that he has already started his pre-season training.
He said he only returned to the club after promises that “things would change”.
“The reason for which I returned is that I was promised things would change especially when I comes to playing personnel and setting targets for the new season,” Tšutšulupa said.
“We also need to improve our working conditions.”
He also said the team must help him find players who suit his playing style.
“We need to get players who fit into our playing style. However, we will not make wholesale changes and we won’t be forced to release players to create space for our targets,” he said.
Tšutšulupa said while they have a few targets in South Africa, they still are targeting more from the domestic scene.
“We have our few targets here in Lesotho but also we are still trying to get some players from South Africa to balance the team.
“I still believe we can do better than last season and can also aim for a top four finish.
“We will also try and push to win the Top8 tournament while trying to ensure that we cause upsets in the league race,” Tšutšulupa said.